Best 1 handed backhand?

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  1. unjugon

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    Let´s keep it from the 90´s onwards.

    My top 10 would be:

    1-Kuerten
    2-Gasquet
    3-A. Costa
    4-Gaudio
    5-Corretja
    6-Korda
    7-Schalken
    8-Pavel
    9-Pioline
    10-Boetsch
     
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  2. Marat Safinator

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    why is costa mentioned twice
     
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  3. Marat Safinator

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    your list is good but id have to add calleri
     
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  4. Alexandros

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    Gasquet's backhand is a thing of beauty.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    You forgot the best one: Tommy Haas

    Federer should also be near the top of that list.

    I personally think Gasquet has an ugly 1HBH.
     
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  6. Bogie

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    gasquet hands down #1, no questions asked
     
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  7. quest01

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    Id say Sampras and Federer both have the best backhands in the game.
     
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    many polls on this subject has been made (now i talk like yoda).
    I would have to say Kuerten, and right behind gaudio and gasquet. Tommy´s isnt that bad also.
     
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  9. typingchamp

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    Henin . . . I hate her, but that backhand inspires.
     
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    henin, federer, sampras
     
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    HAAS has the perfect one handed backhand!
     
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    Backhands

    I think Richard Krajicek, Paradorn Srichapan, Lee Hyung Taik, James Blake all have excellent one handed backhands. Tim Henman's is good as well.

    For the women, Amelie Mauresmo's is good. Steffi Graf, Conchita Martinez, Gabriela Sabatini's were also good.
     
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  13. omniexist

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    Sampras and Federer??

    I thought Sampras' backhand was seen as a rather ordinary stroke maybe not a weakness but not very strong.

    Federer's backhand is better but still something he isn't known for. It's great as a passing shot and the short slice but not really penetrating from the backcourt.

    And where is Edberg on the list?
     
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    By restricting to '90s onward, you are missing the best ones!
     
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  15. hoosierbr

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    Edberg. Maybe not the best of the bunch but certainly one of the most beautiful.
     
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    Man: Edberg, Hass, Kuerten, Gaudio, Gasquet.

    Woman : Henin, Steffi Graf (Dennis Van Dermeer said :" Steffi have the best slice backhand in tennis.")
     
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  17. rod99

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    ljubicic should be up there as well.
     
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    Sampras has won 14 grand slams and Federer is on his way to probably surpass that so i would think they both would have some of the best one handed backhands in the game of tennis. So i absolutely believe that they both deserve the respect of having the best one handers ever in tennis.
     
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    I agree with you
     
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    JHH === All you need to know about 1HBH.

    "...best one-handed back hand in the business, men or women..." John McEnroe
     
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  21. clayman2000

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    where the hell was federer...its not his best shot but please it is absolutely amazing...he can slice it, hit it flat and hit it with topspin very well, he can also finish a point with it where a person like gaudio just sets it up
     
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  22. maynardsson55

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    Right with ya. If you really just take the shot, Gaudio's is probably the best weapon. Just doesn't back it up with much more, especially on anything but clay. Edberg is the reason I hit a one-hander.
     
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  23. Rez_PS2

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    Yeah, agreed. 2 best I've seen from this era are Kuerten's and Federer's. Federer can hit shots off his single hander that noone else would even attempt. I reckon it's a bit better than Gasquet's as he can hit it with more variety which weas clearly evident when they played at Wimbledon this year....ie. he can loop it better, slice it etc.
     
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    I think you guys are looking at the complete player instead of just the single shot when you say Federer. No doubt it's good, but he looked almost below average with it on clay against Nalbandian and Nadal at the FO.
     
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  25. tennisboy87

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    I love Kuerten's one-handed backhand.
     
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    Nah, kidding. Probably Federer's IMO.
     
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  27. helloworld

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    Federer..... lol
     
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    you're joking...right? :confused:
     
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  29. Polvorin

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    Yeah Henin's is the best ever, no question...man or woman.

    Federer's is nice but not the best in the men's game. Gaudio and Ljubo are the best ones that I know of. Oh, and Pavel.
     
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  30. helloworld

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    OMFG !! When will you ever learn ??? This is as stupid as it can get ! We are including the ATP too, so your goddess would probably ranked like 500 or something, maybe even worse !! Jeez...
     
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  31. Roy

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    Fed and edberg
     
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  32. 0d1n

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    Ok ...here we go, I would say in no particular order ...but even so I'll try to have some structure :):

    1. Edberg
    2. Korda (effortless thing of beauty)
    3. Stich (same as no. 2)
    4. Kuerten
    5. Pavel
    6. Haas
    7. Pioline
    8. Federer
    9. Costa
    10. Me obviously :) (joke...it's probably Henman)

    If we go a little further back ...Nastase and Rod Laver :)
    Female: Henin (extremely good by any standards) and Mauresmo stand out when it comes to topspin 1hbh ...Graf for the slice.

    quest01 - Even with 14 Grand Slams Pete isn't in that top ...not even close. If anything his backhand and some lack of patience were the only things that stopped him @ Rolland Garros (even though Kafelnikov played extremely well in that semi ...).
     
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    Your flame is hard to understand really :confused: ... Henin has indeed one of the best one handers out there ...man or woman ... we are talking about technique here ...not how big her muscles are ...and how would she play against Federer (she doesn't have some of the attributes that are "I hope" required to play on the ATP Tour) :cool: .
     
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    i really can't believe Becker is not on that list, i mean, that guy really had one hell of a BH, he could do it all, especially inside out BH's, i saw many matches of sampras and edberg but didnt see much inside out Backhands there, federer is another one who possess this stroke, it's one of the most difficult strokes in the game!!! anyway for me becker is mister one hander ;) massive stroke from a legend.
     
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  35. Duzza

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    no, i'd say number 2 or 3.

    ps: Please leave TT
     
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  36. helloworld

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    Yeah right, and Laila Ali has a better upper cut than Mike Tyson... Morons...
     
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  37. Polvorin

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    The more you talk, the less people will take you seriously. Try talking less.
     
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  38. helloworld

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    You know it's the truth. Just face it and get on with your life. :wink:
     
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    MARTIN VERKERK:cool:
     
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  40. prestigen

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    best: Becker, Edberg

    worst?... Sampras!
     
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    For all I know she might...I don't really follow boxing. Back to tennis now ... and I'll be just as much of a "dumb redneck" as you are (just to prove a point)...in my opinion everything that Henin is missing to be in the ATP Top 10 is 20 cm in height and a pair of balls!
    I won't get into any further debates with you as I would consider it a waste of my precious time. Discussing with somebody that has no arguments and just argues for the sake of arguing is pointless and stupid.
    Bye now!
     
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  42. Ripper

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    unjugon, a couple of things you need to know:

    - In reply to your question, JHH has the best 1HBH in the whole wide world. What am I saying? She has the best backhand, period. I know some people get pissed when this is mentioned, because she's a woman and, simply, because a lot of people hate her guts. But you can't argue against a fact.

    - Furthermore, there's no need to say "The Best One Hand Backhand". That's just too long and a wayste of space. Just say "The Best Backhand". Some will never accept it, but everyone knows that 1HBHs are better than 2HBHs; so, what's the point in specifying more details than necessary? :mrgreen:
     
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  43. cabernetjunkie

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    My vote would be for Tommy Haas.
     
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  44. Marat Safinator

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    haha your post's always make me laugh :)
     
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  45. unjugon

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    Ah, that´s good to know. I am kinda a newbie around here.
    At least I dind´t type "The" and changed "one" for "1", though I did type "handed" instead of "hand".
     
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  46. Marat Safinator

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    if she is only missing that, why isnt she number 1 in womans tennis, why does mauresmo dominate her?
     
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  47. 0d1n

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    I like them both ...and I don't feel that Mauresmo "dominates" her, that's your own personal opinion. I would look @ age and Grand Slam record before stating something like that.
     
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  48. helloworld

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    I just don't understand women :|. We give them freedom, and now they want more! Sorry, we just can't give you better backhand...
     
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  49. Marat Safinator

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    24....27.... not much difference. about the grand slam record part Im talking about present not past. Mauresmo is better.fact.
     
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  50. Polvorin

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    True.

    I would like to believe that this is true also, but the 1-hander is soooo much more difficult to learn and master...
     
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